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At 3:00 p.m. on October 1, 1949, the founding ceremony of the People's Republic of China was held on Tian'anmen Square in Beijing. The first Chinese leader Mao Zedong announced: "The People's Republic of China and the Central People's Government are now established!" Mao pressed a button, and the Five-Starred Red Flag began to rise slowly. Since then, China has entered a new era.
 
 
After its founding on October 1, 1949, the People's Republic of China (PRC) has gone through various difficulties to strengthen its hold on power. Many changes were brought to the Chinese, including the women. With the issuance of the PRC's first law, the Marriage Law, Chinese women had more say on their life.
 
 
The Communist Party of China (CPC) held the Third Plenary Session of its Seventh Central Committee from June 6 to 9, 1950, in Beijing. The meeting mainly discussed economic issues. This was a clear indication that the CPC's focus was shifting from revolution to economic development. After the three major transformation movements, a basic socialist economic system had taken root in China in the 1950s, based on public ownership of the means of production and the principle of distribution according to work done.
 
By adopting the Constitution and establishing the political system of the People's Congress on 1954, China had laid a solid cornerstone for further development and prosperity.
 
 
In 1953, China's first Five-Year Plan called the entire nation to unite and actively participate in the industrialization drive. During Mao Zedong's first trip to the Soviet Union, he visited the Stalin Automobile Factory. Seeing an assembly line of new cars, he said to his entourage: "We need big factories like this one." After that, the Changchun Number One Automobile Factory produced a sedan car - the Dongfeng. Among mountains, on the plains and in the deserts, driven by the burning passion of the times, a new project was started or completed every day. The People's Republic of China developed rapidly and one success quickly followed another. The goals of the First Five-Year Plan were met in 1956, a year ahead of schedule.
 
 
In 1953, China's first Five-Year Plan called the entire nation to unite and actively participate in the industrialization drive. During Mao Zedong's first trip to the Soviet Union, he visited the Stalin Automobile Factory. Seeing an assembly line of new cars, he said to his entourage: "We need big factories like this one." After that, the Changchun Number One Automobile Factory produced a sedan car - the Dongfeng. Among mountains, on the plains and in the deserts, driven by the burning passion of the times, a new project was started or completed every day. The People's Republic of China developed rapidly and one success quickly followed another. The goals of the First Five-Year Plan were met in 1956, a year ahead of schedule.
 
 
In just 20 years after the founding of the People's Republic of China, the nation has succeeded in establishing an independent and comprehensive industrial system and national economy. Similar achievements had taken two centuries in the West. Through generations' hard work, China has been stepping up its efforts to invest more in high-tech manufacturing and upgrade its industrial sector.
 
 
During the 1950s, the Communist Party of China united people of every ethnicity, the entire Party and the whole country. Together they established the foundations of a socialist system and achieved initial success in the socialist construction.
 
 
The world has witnessed China's dramatic economic growth and social development since 1949. On December 18, 1978, the 3rd Plenary Session of the 11th CPC Central Committee decided that the Party and the country should shift their focus to socialist modernization and concentrate on the strategic decision to reform and open-up. China has since embarked on a new course in the construction of socialism with Chinese characteristics.
 
 
On a winter's night in December 1978, 18 farmers in Xiaogang village, Fengyang County, reached a contract. At the time, they didn't expect that their action could herald a reform that would change the fate of hundreds of millions of Chinese farmers.
 
 
China's reform has been accompanied by pain at every step, and every minute of China's advance has been beset by stormy weather. In 1988, inflation began to take hold of the Chinese economy, fueled by repeated construction and overheating. At the time, great changes were also taking place on the international stage.
 
 
Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan have been an integral part of China since ancient times. Realizing the complete reunification of the motherland is the aspiration shared by all the sons and daughters of China.
 
 
On December 11, 2001, China's application to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) was finally accepted at the fourth ministerial conference of the organization. It took China 15 years to become the 143rd member of the WTO, marking a new phase for the country's opening-up process. Today, China, as the world's second biggest importer, is bringing concrete benefits to other countries around the world.
 
 
China has completed many world-renowned mega projects in the 21st century – the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the Three Gorges Dam and more recently, its manned space program.
 
 
In maintaining sustained, stable and rapid development of the national economy, the Communist Party of China and the Chinese government have always started from issues that most concern people's interests. They have consistently adhered to accelerating social construction with focus on people's well-being, with the underlying principle being the development relies on the people and its result must be shared with them.
 
 
The Chinese dream is the dream of the nation, a dream shared by everyone in the country. Today, the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation is closer than ever. And the Chinese people are more confident than ever of seeing it through.
 
 
The Communist Party of China (CPC) has been in existence for 98 years, and in power for 70 years. Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for efforts to comprehensively strengthen the CPC leadership and Party building.
 
 
In November 2013, the overall goals for comprehensively deepening reform were set by the 3rd Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Beijing. Now, a main framework for comprehensively deepening reform, consisting of multiple pillars in every field, has basically been established. China is opening its arms even wider to the world. It is making greater contributions than ever before, to an open world economy.
 
 
The 18th CPC National Congress launched the world's largest-ever anti-poverty campaign in China. As of July 2019, 436 poverty-stricken counties nationwide, and more than 100,000 poor villages, had been lifted out of poverty.
 
On the march towards common prosperity, no one is left behind.
 
 
Humans and nature live together. For China, establishing an ecological civilization is a fundamental strategy in achieving sustainable development. China's environmental protection revolution has been transforming the country's economic and energy structure.
 
 
Culture is the soul of a nation. The power of culture is deeply embedded in the vitality, creativity, and cohesion of a nation. The resilience of Chinese culture is forged with blood, fire and pain; its spirit is dyed red with the blood of countless martyrs. Today Chinese culture is becoming increasingly influential, and the world is seeing a real, multi-dimensional and comprehensive image of China.
 
 
Guided by Xi Jinping Thought on strengthening the military, the PLA thoroughly implements the CMC (Central Military Commission) Chairman Responsibility System. Built by policy, strengthened by reform, revitalized by technology, and governed by law, it is carrying out the mission of the new era entrusted by the Party and the people. The PLA now has a new system, a new structure and a new look.
 
 
As the concept of the global village becomes a reality, individual destinies are becoming knit together more tightly. Yet, the world is a complex, changeable, and not at all a peaceful place. Humanity is facing global problems of an unprecedented number, scale and severity. As people try to work out what is happening with the world and how to fix it, China has proposed to build a community with shared future for mankind and achieve shared and win-win development.
 
 
Seventy years ago, Chinese people couldn't have imagined how China would be one day – that from one minute to the next it could change so much. Today, manufacturing, production and innovation are coming together to weave a splendid future for China – a future in which the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation will be accomplished.
 
 
Since the first day when it came to power, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has always striven to unite the people in the course of pushing ahead the cause of the Party and the people. In this way, year after year, the cause of the Party and the people has been advanced. Under the leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Xi Jinping at the core, the Party and the Chinese people are expected to make greater victories.
 
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